Caribbean Airport Upgrades with Solar-Powered Runway Lights

April 11, 2008
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An international airport in the Caribbean is installing Carmanah solar-powered runway lights as a backup to its hardwired runway lighting system.

To ensure the runways stay lit in the event of a power outage, airport officials chose to install a system of Carmanah 704-5 runway lights. The solar-powered LED runway lights and threshold lights will be installed between the airfield’s existing grid-powered lights as a stand-alone emergency runway lighting system.

As a relief airport for the Airbus A380 airliner, this location needed a lighting system that would function reliably, even in the event of a power outage or natural disaster. For this application, the wireless 704-5 runway lights and threshold lights offer an aspect of reliability and convenience that hard-wired alternatives could not.

The system includes Carmanah’s A704-5 runway edge lights, threshold lights, mounting hardware, and a wireless handheld radio remote control for operating the lights through secure wireless communications from the ground or the air. The airport currently uses a set of Carmanah 601 solar-powered taxiway lights as well.

For more information on Carmanah’s solar LED airfield lighting solutions, visit or contact Carmanah’s Aviation Lighting Division at:

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